As November rolls around, we’re anxiously awaiting the approach of the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, bringing with it a no-pressure time filled with great food, friends and family.

The winding down of the year brings about a time of reflection for us, remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past and looking back on family get-togethers: mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day parade and football, or afternoons spent curled up on the couch after gorging ourselves. We’ve all been blessed in one way or another in the past year, and now is the time to be grateful. 

As we press pause on the hustle of life and putting together a monthly magazine, we’re especially thankful to look back on the past year and the stories from our community that have made what we do possible. This is the first year of our publication, and it has been such a blessing to be working every day to bring out the colorful stories that make our community so unique. We are particularly thankful for the partners who believe in what we are doing and continue to support our work. 

We also take this chance to think of those less fortunate and encourage you to take the opportunity this giving season to donate time and/or money to local organizations or charities that raise us all up with the work they do. 

We hope that, as you read this issue, you—like us—find inspiration in the lives and experiences of your neighbors and the connections that have been made. 

Happy Thanksgiving, Leesburg!

 

Hann Livingston

Publisher